Sunday, May 28, 2017

'Spoof News' Tops The Most Shared Election Content Last Week


Browsing the most shared content about the UK General Election last week I was surprised to see the above spoof post top the list. The full list is below.

Nearly 50,000 people shared the spoof post. Maybe it is a reaction to serious election content and a difficult week in the real world.  Studies do show that people share content to entertain their friends and maybe this amusing post caught their attention. Fake news and spoof posts have the advantage that they can create catchy, shareable headlines as they are not restricted by facts.